Parenting Advice From Autism Parents

I remember one of the first nights after bringing my son, David, home. I was running on pure adrenaline. But I hadn’t anticipated how tired I would be without sleep, and selfish I can be when I don’t sleep! Have you ever “lost it” when you’re tired?  No one told me how close to “losing […]

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The Amazingly Simple Way to Understand Autism

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island. ~Walt Disney You think you know a group of people.  Until you meet them. Last week I was listening to one of my favorite radio shows, Snap Judgment.  In one particular episode, Darryl Davis told his story of how, as […]

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Dating Tips for Aspergers Women

I am starting to feel really discouraged. I am 37 years old and I have never been married before and have had a series of relationships that went straight down the toilet. I haven’t dated anyone in two years.  -Anonymous woman, on Wrong Planet When I started counseling other people, I felt like a child […]

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Have You Taken an Online Aspergers Quiz?

Have you wondered whether you’re on the autism spectrum?  I actually wondered at one time.  I read that many parents later discover they are autistic/Aspergian after their child is diagnosed.  At times, I’ve felt socially awkward.  Having grown up overseas, I haven’t always “gotten” some of the nuances of American culture.  I wondered whether I […]

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Teaching Respect: Activities for Kids At Home

I was mowing the lawn. The perfect moment of the perfect suburban father came as I turned the lawnmower off. My son came out of the house (he was about 10 at the time). My father was visiting from Florida. And my new neighbor had come across the street to talk to us. I don’t […]

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